Primer for Working with your Local Community College for training your Staff
Pursuing competitive training grants
For over a decade, community health centers across the country have partnered with local community colleges to pursue competitive training grants. These grants allow them to fill critical skills gaps by providing training to their current workforce. While colleges have been primarily focused on more traditional roles, such as nursing and medical assisting, health centers could ask colleges for help with skills gaps in health information technology and quality improvement jobs.
The attached document provides an overview of community colleges, including information about how they are funded and led, to help provide health centers with relevant background as they consider these partnerships.